Space opera and military sci-fi combine in the newest from Walter Jon Williams
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Halvor Cullen was built to be a hero.
But he's never felt like one.
As a gene-spliced,
tech-enhanced 'VAT' super soldier, Hal was made to fight hard and burn
out young, then spend the short remainder of his life forever chasing an
elusive adrenaline rush. Thankfully his best friend and former
commander is determined to prevent that from happening by keeping Hal
busy salvaging crashed spaceships along the Spiral's Edge.
But when a new member joins their crew, and a mysterious sphere they bring aboard the ship unleashes an alien presence, Hal's desires and malfunctions threaten to bring them all to the point of destruction...
Available at Amazon or your favorite bookseller
Monday, November 16, 2020
Like predicting the future? Or Jedi mind tricks? Instead, Aiden is afflicted with 'manifestations', mysterious balls of goo which materialise mid-air while he sleeps.
But then, Aiden learns he was a 'Quiver Kid', one of seven orphaned children drafted for an illicit experiment at Tau Nine-One. Setting out to find the perpetrators and his fellow victims, Aiden's quest quickly turns lethal when he's kidnapped by a maniacal Quiver Kid with a dark agenda.
As he uncovers the dangerous truth about his past, Aiden's very essence is called into question. Will a hellish confrontation at Tau Nine-One reveal the ultimate purpose of the Quiver Kids?
Available at Amazon.com or your favorite bookseller.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their first wedding anniversary. So he decided to buy her a cell phone.
He showed her the phone and explained to her all of its features.
Meg was excited to receive the gift and simply adored her new phone. The next day Meg went shopping. Her phone rang and, to her astonishment, it was her husband on the other end.
“Hi Meg," he said, "How do you like your new phone?”
Meg replied, "I just love it! It's so small and your voice is clear as a bell, but there's one thing I don't understand though..."
"What's that, sweetie?" asked her husband. “How did you know I was at Woolies?”
HE MUST PAY
Husband and wife had a tiff.
Wife called up her mom and said, "He fought with me again, I am coming to live with you."
Mom said, "No darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with you.
An army first sergeant and his wife were in a busy shopping center getting things for their youngest child’s upcoming engagement announcement.
The wife suddenly noticed that her husband was missing and as they had a lot to do, she called him on his cell and said "
Where are you, you know we have lots to do."
He said "You remember the jewelers we went into when we were stationed here about 10 years ago, and you fell in love with that diamond necklace? I could not afford it at the time, and I said that one day I would get it for you?"
Little tears started to flow down her cheek and she got all choked up… "Yes, I do remember that shop." she replied.
"Well, I’m in the gun shop next door to that."
TODAY'S SHORT READING FROM THE BIBLE
From Genesis: "And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the earth." Then he made the earth round... and
He laughed and laughed and laughed!
Thursday, November 5, 2020
A wife asks her husband, "Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 6.
A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.
The wife asks him, "Why did you buy 6 cartons of milk?" He replied, "They had avocados."
If you're a woman, I'm sure you're going back to read it again! Men will get it the first time.
WATER IN THE CARBURETOR
WIFE: "There is trouble with the car. It has water in the carburetor."
HUSBAND: "Water in the carburetor? That's ridiculous”
WIFE: "I tell you the car has water in the carburetor."
HUSBAND: "You don't even know what a carburetor is. I'll check it out. Where's the car?
WIFE: "In the pool".
THIS IS A FRIGHTENING STATISTIC, PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST WORRISOME IN RECENT YEARS.
25% of the women in this country are on medication for mental illness.
That's scary. It means 75% are running around untreated...
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
o 101st Airborne Division -- "When it comes to Combat, we care enough to send the very best"
o "When in doubt, empty the magazine"
o "Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!"
o "Machine Gunners - Accuracy By Volume"
o "Except For Ending Slavery, Fascism, Nazism and Communism, WAR has Never Solved Anything"
o " U.S. Marines - Certified Counselors to the 72 Virgins Dating Club"
o " U.S Air Force - Travel Agents To Allah"
o "The Marine Corps - When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight"
o "Death Smiles At Everyone - Marines Smile Back"
o "What Do I Feel When I Kill A Terrorist? A Little Recoil"
o "Marines - Providing Enemies of America an Opportunity To Die For their Country Since 1775"
o "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It"
o "Happiness Is A Belt-Fed Weapon"
o "It's God's Job to Forgive Bin Laden - It was Our Job To Arrange The Meeting"(Gen H. Norman Schwarzkopf )
o "Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl"
o "One Shot, Twelve Kills - U.S. Naval Gun Fire Support "
o "My Kid Fought In Iraq So Your Kid Can Party In College and Protest"
o "A Dead Enemy Is A Peaceful Enemy - Blessed Be The Peacemakers"
o "Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the US Marines doesn't have that problem.
The American soldier does not fight because he hates who is in front of him; he fights because he loves who is behind him. Amen?